Temple Rare Books, which is a division of Temple Bookbinders, is based within the bindery building at Stephen Road, and is run by Conor Pattenden. It is open between 10am and 5pm weekdays, any other times by appointment.
Current stock numbers about a thousand volumes, predominantly antiquarian, with particular strengths in fine bindings, theology, children’s, illustrated, classics, and poetry books. We also have smaller sections of private press, topography, literature and travel books, with new stock being added every week.
Most of the stock is viewable at www.templerarebooks.com and any book listed on the website can be examined here in the shop, but please let us know first if you are travelling, so that we can make sure it is still available, not all of the books in the shop are listed on the website.
We are members of the PBFA and exhibit at several of their book fairs. We attend many auctions and are happy to execute commission bids on your behalf. We will issue printed catalogues sporadically, if you would like to receive these, please let us know.
We are always interested in buying books of a similar quality to those found here - please feel free to contact us.